I usually buy Knorr vegetable soup mixes and use that. You need to let it sit for a while to soften it all up (the dried veggies, that is) but's wonderful on bagels. A little mix goes a long way, by the way.
You might want to post food questions like this on the Good Food board. It sees A LOT more traffic, and you might get more ideas!
"Is ice hockey hard? I don't know, you tell me. We need to have the strength and power of a football player, the stamina of a marathon runner and the concentration of a brain surgeon. But, we need to put all this together while moving at high speeds on a cold and slippery surface while 5 other guys use clubs to try and kill us. Oh, yeah, did I mention that this whole time we're standing on blades 1/8 of an inch thick. Is ice hockey hard? I don't know, you tell me. Next question."